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Clayton Smith

American typeface designer at IBM, b. 1929, d. 2011 in Toronto of Alzheimer's. He was employed for 31 years by IBM, from 1945 until 1976, in I.B.M.'s Production Engineering Department at Poughkeepsie where he designed type. Prestige Elite (1953) has his name on it [although some sources say that Howard Kettler designed it]. Prestige Elite was digitally revived by many, including as Prestige and Prestige Two by SoftMaker, and as FixedPitch 800 by Bitstream.

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file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite U R W


file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite U R W


file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite I B M 1953


file name: Clayton Smith Prestige12 Pitch 1953







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